Tim Tszyu Projects an Action-packed Fight with Brian Castaño
Whenever there’s a big fight going down, it always attracts fighters from all over to come and enjoy the night of action. Furthermore, it also gives fighters a chance to scout a possible future opponent while attending as a spectator. The May 14, 154-pound undisputed title rematch that’s taking place between unified champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (34-1-1, 18KOs) and WBO champion Brian “El Boxi” Castaño (17-0-2, 12KOs), has brought out highly rated junior middleweight contender Tim Tsyzu (21-0, 15KOs). The unbeaten contender attended the weigh-in and afterward talked to the media.
He was asked about a fight with and Castaño and predicted it would be an all-out war!
“Me and Castaño would be an all-out war. I don’t go back, and he doesn’t go back; that would be a classic, in my opinion.”
His assessment is correct. Both he and the WBO champ are pressure type fighters. As you’ve seen from Castãno in past fights, he’s an all in-your-face type of fighter. As far as Tszyu goes, he’s still improving and gaining experience. His last fight saw him make his American debut against world title challenger Terrell Gausha on March 26, winning by unanimous decision. Interesting enough, Tszyu was dropped in the opening round of that fight.
With that being said, the Australian is highly ranked in three of the four sanctioning body organizations. In the WBO he’s ranked # 1, in the WBC he’s # 2, and in the IBF he’s # 3. So, regardless of who wins on May 14, Tszyu is in line for a world title opportunity sooner or later.
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By: Jerrell Fletcher